I think I'm mellowing in my old age as I don't hate it like I used to. I can see it for what it is - a place to keep all the super-pissed idiots away from the rest of the island. And a place where a lot of people who fall in love with the island cut their teeth as per Ali Bon Tempi - I know my other half did exactly the same the first time he visited and he's just got trip No. 11 under his belt!
In fact we spent a few hours down there this holiday mainly in the MOST entertaining Es Reco bar on C.Colon drinking super strong Mojitos mixed by the legend that is d'Angel - barman, bouncer, PR, uber mullet, one with the ladies - this guy had it all!! In fact go to our group on Facebook and worship something that is worth going to the West End for http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23628989597